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General HTC thunderbolt update will be gingerbread according to verizon rep

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by matt0715, May 4, 2011.

  1. bulldogmoe7

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    it would really help all this "rumor" and speculations if VERIZON would just tell us what the heck is going on. why is that so hard for them? they are a communication company who sucks at communicating
     

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    Well, since it is the same exact file that was leaked earlier, and since that file has been notorious for causing random re-boots on some phones (it doesn't on mine, but I seem to be one of the lucky ones).

    I'm going to go with what Digdoug said... They delayed it because it was causing random reboots on phones. It is NOT Gingerbread.
     
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    Hey, there are a couple of things that we Verizon Thunderbolt customers will never have to deal with: accurate explanations and immediate gratification. You don't want your customer experience burdened with those things do you? Didn't think so.
     
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    I have been running Gingerbread on my phone for a few weeks now. It's called CM7. ;) There are multiple reasons why I chose to go CM7 route. 1. More frequent updates. 2. I don't have to have TWOcompanies approve each build. 3. I hate Sense. It is just bloat. A full install of CM7 is a little less than 90mb. Smallest Sense based ROM I've seen: around 200mb.

    I will give HTC credit that they have a "pretty" UI, It's just not my flavor. If I am not vanilla, I am not happy, I guess.
     
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    Maybe we should start asking Kung Fu Panda (Verizon Panda, Cellphone Panda, HTC Panda, or whatever he goes by) when the update is coming and start a whole rumor/expectation cycle again.
     
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    I just got the update pushed to my phone and to my surprise it didn't included gingerbread or ice cream, but it was full of Jelly Bean goodness! Now it makes sense why there was a delay, they wanted to give us a taste of Android 4.0. Let me tell you it's pretty awesome. Be on the look out everyone :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow. Amazing. Best day ever!
     
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    Sense is awesome. It isn't bloat.
     
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    I just chatted with a Verizon agent and they told me it's being delayed until Q4 only for members of androidforums because too many people from androidforums rooted their TBs and that's what caused the 4G outage. Then, he told me that he could see I was rooted because I was chatting from my TB, and he terminated my account.

    LOL :D
     
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    That's BS. Jelly Bean is only compatible with quad core phones. Meaning it's android 5.0. 4.0 is actually called Plum Pudding. Get your facts straight before you post on here. :mad:
     
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    Hook, line and sinker :)
     
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    i cant wait till tomorrow
     
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    Ok you're right. Were not getting ice cream. But we are getting the unknown horseradish. Yes. Best day ever! Boo ya.
     
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    Could it be that they are waiting to push the update because it added a cutoff for the free tethering?

    FWIW
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    I heard Best Buy is offering an upgrade next week if you pre-order.....
     
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    lol horseradish
     
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    not to sound like a conspiracist or anything but it makes me wonder how many of these updates are leaked by vzw for additional testing before the official release:eek::rolleyes:
     
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    I believe this is exactly why they do it. I remember with the eris they leaked version 1 which sucked. wouldn't you know a month or two later there was leak 2 and then leak 3 followed by an identicle OTA
     
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    So is CM7 your daily driver? are you getting LTE connections? hows the audio?

     
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    Here's what I got:

    Me: I was waiting for the update over the weekend but it didn't arrive. Is there a problem?

    Agent / Trevor: No, we are just rolling them out over the weekend and through next week.

    Me: That's 2.3 code name cornbread?

    Agent: Yes, cornbread.

    Me: Are you sure? I heard sprint only got whitebread.

    Agent: Yes, I'm sure - it's cornbread.
     
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    What? I prefer 12 grain. That's it. I'm taking this thing back.
     
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    OMG. Someone please tell me that exchange was made up! :-O
     
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    I just got off the phone with the head if the VZW. He told me Gingerbread is being delayed because a Navy Seal shot the man in the face..

    Pictures to be realeased soon.
     
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